crazyno post bump rule ?

peanut
peanut Posts: 1,373
I was recently castigated by a Mod for bumping my For Sale advert to the top as it apparently transgressed rules.My post was removed which meant that I had to spend some time rewording my advert, taking pictures,hosting them etc etc

It seemed to me by far the best way of ensuring that a live advert stays near the top of the thread . It is the way almost all other forums operate their classified forums in order to avoid members posting lots of copy threads which end up cluttering up the forums.

Here is a case in point
http://www.bikeradar.com/forums/viewtop ... t=12580072

This multiple posting ensures your advert stays current ie at the top of the thread , but leaves redundant posts further back in the forum. This duplication of posts makes searching and moderating the forum much harder than it needs to be surely ? :roll:

Comments

  • whyamihere
    whyamihere Posts: 7,702
    We don't allow duplication either, but we just don't have the manpower to ensure that none of the topics are duplicates. You can help by reporting any duplicates which you notice.
  • peanut
    peanut Posts: 1,373
    well how do members make sure that their sale items are still visible ie on the first or second pages ?
    If a post has no interest for 3-4 days it can move 5-6 pages back after a week it is really difficult to wade through 8 pages of items to find anything ?

    Wouldn't it be more effective to have a time limit on posts say 4 weeks
    if the item is unsold or the poster doesn't update the post by end of week 4 say then the post is automatically deleted .

    That will keep the forum
    1. up to date,
    2. less cluttered with redundant posts
    3.and put onus on posters to update their adverts :wink: